The color makes this dram very attractive and I am happy that andyxl was sharing his bottle with me.
The nose gives a very good sherry influence nevertheless it seems that it is a bit too much of it as the distillery is completely dead (and I like Deanston a lot)
Sherry yes but it is not sweet and fruity like I would have hoped for it is more colorless leather with some pepper and thats it. Not a disaster but this whisky seems to have "run after it" attitude and it is not fullfilling it.
The finish is moderate and OK but very short with only some decent bitterness. I agree that it is missing power in the end ("overwatered")